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Old November 12th, 2012, 12:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How to stop unwanted TALK messages

I have never signed in or used the TALK app on my HTC One X, but get repeated messages, how do i stiop them?

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Old November 12th, 2012, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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are you talking about google talk? because you can go in and mark yourself as offline and this should stop them.
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I always sign out of Talk. It saves me battery too.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, google talk, went and signed out....didn't know you had to do that....had been fearful of entering and making things worse!
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I just completely disabled it.
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BigCiX.....I'll ask the obvious...HOW?
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Yes, how?
I've never used this thing, thought it was more damn bloatware like the pointless Autotrader/Twitter/Facecrook apps that I DONT WANT TO BE TOLD TO HAVE BY DEFAULT.
It's a Google version of Skype? I bet I can't get rid of it without nerding my phone to death, so i'd love to know how to disable it. Ta

I've signed out of it (never knew I signed in), does this link directly to my gmail email - meaning I have no choice to to have the thing sucking data quietly in the background?
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Oh dear....somebody's not happy with googles android.....well I have to say i felt a bit like that when I first got it.....but have to agree it would be far superior if you could de-select the in-built apps, that are never going to be used (by that phones owner), and to save power!
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Yes, how?
I've never used this thing, thought it was more damn bloatware like the pointless Autotrader/Twitter/Facecrook apps that I DONT WANT TO BE TOLD TO HAVE BY DEFAULT.
It's a Google version of Skype? I bet I can't get rid of it without nerding my phone to death, so i'd love to know how to disable it. Ta

I've signed out of it (never knew I signed in), does this link directly to my gmail email - meaning I have no choice to to have the thing sucking data quietly in the background?
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Oh dear....somebody's not happy with googles android.....well I have to say i felt a bit like that when I first got it.....but have to agree it would be far superior if you could de-select the in-built apps, that are never going to be used (by that phones owner), and to save power!
Data and power drain are minimal (virtually non existent). I use Talk on a regular basis (multiple times, daily) and it doesn't appear on any usage stats (WiFi or 3G) since my last billing end date, 22/10. It's never appeared in my list of power hungry apps either.

It's a Google service, so you're signed in by default, just like you are with Gmail.

If it's a massive issue having it run in the background head to Settings -> Apps -> All -> Talk -> Disable and that will remove it from your app drawer and effectively stop it from ever running until you enable it. With ICS, you can use the same method to disable a lot of the built in, pre installed apps too.

Signing out from within the app would have the same effect though.
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I didn't even know what it was. Perhaps it is useful? I really can't be bothered with social network sites, if this is a G+ backdoor it can gtfo.

Perhaps I am not using 'googles android' to the best or fullest at all, but I do hate preinstalled pap & this Talk thing.. I thought it was a TalkTalk (a UK isp) app.
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It's just a chat app tied to your Gmail account, nothing sinister. I've only a few folk from here on it and Mrs Presidente but it's probably one of my most used apps.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 05:29 AM   #13 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Ironclad;5202984]I didn't even know what it was. Perhaps it is useful? I really can't be bothered with social network sites, if this is a G+ backdoor it can gtfo.
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As other said; it's a `chat app' a so called instant messenger, much like yahoo, msn etc. In the same way that an MSN email account is tied with both email and msn chat (or whatever they call it these days ), and yahoo mail <--> yahoo talk.

It's not a backdoor into anything, it's not even a social network thing. I use it to talk to several mates and the missus .. ideal when I am on the go. Or as we're often in different rooms ;-)
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